Federal agency: Arkansas plane crash report expected in days

     (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board says it will soon

issue a preliminary report on a plane crash in southwest Arkansas last week that

killed a former Oklahoma Christian University baseball player and another


     An agency spokesman said Thursday that the preliminary report on the Jan. 5

crash near Gurdon could be released within days. The plane had departed

McKinney, Texas, en route to Franklin, North Carolina.

     Oklahoma Christian University says former All-Sooner Athletic Conference

baseball player Jimmy Kent was among the two crash victims. The school says the

40-year-old Kent, originally from Tulsa, transferred to OCU from Abilene

Christian before the 1998 season.

     Kent hit .361 for the Eagles as a junior that year and played for coach Johnny


     Gurdon is about 85 miles southwest of Little Rock.


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